pericardial space

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pericardial space - the space between the layers of the pericardium that contains fluid that lubricates the membrane surfaces and allows easy heart movement
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
References in periodicals archive ?
Enhanced mediastinum CT revealed abnormal density in the anterior right atrium and regional contrast leakage into pericardial space [Figure 1]c.
Ultrasonographic examination of PE is characterized by the presence of an anechoic space between the epicardium and the pericardium and, when the fluid volume is great, the heart may seem to be "dancing" from one side to another within the pericardial space.
According to the company, the HVAD System features the world`s smallest, full-support centrifugal circulatory assist device, the HVAD Pump, which is designed to be implanted next to the heart in the pericardial space.
Clinical experience suggests that the risk of clinically relevant cardiac perforation in transplant recipients is small in part because the pericardial space has been nearly obliterated and any right ventricular perforation is contained by the pericardium2.
Ultrasound or TTE availability is also useful for confirming a puncture that is within the pericardial space and not a cardiac chamber or pleural cavity by the injection of agitated contrast saline bubbles (Video 2).
18) Angiosarcomas arising from the right atrium have a propensity to quickly and dramatically invade the pericardial space (Figure 11).
6 and 7) between the said cavity and the pericardial space was clearly depicted in the lung window (pulmonary pericardial fistula).
A noted heterogeneous signal on T2-weighted imaging may be related to infiltration of the pericardial space with hemorrhagic and necrotic material (6).
The HeartWare device - 2 inches in diameter - is placed in the pericardial space, the sac that is around the heart, according to Dr.
The accumulation of fluid in the pericardial space results in an increase in the intra-pericardial pressure, which, when exceeding the ventricular end-diastolic pressure impairs ventricular filling, and so, reduces stroke volume and cardiac output.
6 After being released into the interstitial space, these cardiac peptides flow either into the coronary sinus through the capillary network or into the pericardial space through the lymphatic channels.